Illustration Daily – Day 126: Baby Doll

The baby doll, which was introduced sometime in the mid 1800s, has become almost a standard toy for little girls. Before then, dolls were typically either fashion dolls or companion dolls. But the baby doll has certainly found its place in the hearts of children. However, a lot of adults find dolls to be just a little creepy. I’ve spent too much time working around them to be really creeped out by most dolls anymore, but the response isn’t uncommon. Experts surmise that the phenomenon of “creepiness” that dolls have is due to the fact that they are look both too human and not human enough at the same time. This makes a lot of sense when I consider the extremely life-like “re-born” baby dolls, which are just freaky to me.


Baby Doll, 5″x5″, ink and watercolor on illustration board

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